Genealogy Resource Gateway

    Genealogy on the Shelf. Genealogy books available from Yakima Valley Libraries. Click on a title to find the book. If you don’t find the title you need listed here, search the catalog or request a title.

    Ancestry Library Edition is an online tool. You can search the  federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration, and vital records. It also includes the Social Security Administration Death Index Master File. Currently available remotely.  

    Genealogy Tutorials is a well-organized wiki from FamilyTree — easy to navigate and easy to use.

    Using Maps for Genealogy Research Find clues to where your ancestors may have lived and learn where to look for written records about them.

    National Archives – Genealogy Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family’s ancestry.

    Make a Family Tree is a genealogy, ancestry, and family tree research website.

    Passenger Lists and Records Online Ancestors who came to America left a record of their arrival. Learn how to trace your ancestors’ path.

    Searching Military Records can reveal where and when your family member served, pension details, and much more.

    Yakima Valley Genealogical Library is located on West Washington at 1901 S 12th Avenue in Union Gap. They offer specialized genealogy resources and a community of skilled researchers.

    Native American Heritage Find information relating to American Indians from as early as 1774 through the mid 1990s.